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“Excellent place for hunters”

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Janssen's Lodestone Motel & Cabins
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Hill City
south dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place for hunters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2009

We stayed at the lodestone at 2 different times. we loved the cabins and the motel with adjoining rooms were essential for 4 hunters to get ready early in the morning. The owners were very friendly and let me park my 4 wheeler trailer on their lawn. The rooms were very clean. We saw numerous deer behind our cabin in the evening. The owner provided us with numerous hunting tips which helped out tremendously.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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2 Thank prairiechickenking
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
north dakota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2009

we stayed at one of the cabins the first week of sep. loved it. owners where very considerate and helpful . cabin was very clean with good parking. great location. will definitly stay again.
as for the bad comments that where posted i was there at that time and could not believe what those people said . their teenage kids where very rude, and should have been discilined by their parents for their actions . the reckless way the teenage boy drove the black pickup out when the parents where gone was uncalled for. i feel the owner was more than tolerant with this nasty group.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank petlover5
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iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

We had a fabulous time at the Lodestone cabins. The cabins are rustic, which made us feel like we were camping. The kitchen's have everything you need, as well as the bathrooms. Keep in mind it's no Hilton, but it's perfect for the setting. They have a nice park for the kids to play on and a gorgeous back lawn with a little creek and a nice area to relax and enjoy the scenery. It's outside of Hill City a little, so there isn't a lot of come and go traffic. We thought that the owners were really nice and had no complaints (like the last reviewer). They were VERY nice to our kids and let their dog, Watson, play with them. They talked to us, they were extremely nice and they never used profanity around our 3 young kids and we were right next to their house. I hope, if you are reading this and thinking about staying there, you do. I hope to return someday!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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3 Thank thisisapl
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Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

We did not have an enjoyable stay at Lode Stone Cabins. The place was not handicap accessible. We were told that we could fit 4 vehicles next to each other in the place reserved for parking, which was not possible if you wanted to open doors and get out. We had a party of twelve, therefore we had 3 very large vehicles and 1 car.
We were also told that our rooms would not be entered unless we put a special sign on our door wishing so and they were entered anyway. Medicine and keys came up missing. The keys "magically" turned up, found by the owner.
The owners were very picky about little things, was very explosive, and used profanity in front of children. The man even threateded to "paddle" our 6 year old boy, for getting dirt on the asphalt!
We always left early in the morning and didn't come back until well after dark and they were still rude.

We would never recommend this place to anyone looking to have a nice stay.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank idk86
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Missouri Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2009

Poor parking and is not handicap assesible. The owner of these cabins are very picky and picks at children the whole time you are there. He also uses profane language around children. Will never stay there again or recommend to any famlies traveling with children.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The Owners
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank grover2895
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Missouri Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2009

The owners of these cabins are so picky to a point that you can not enjoy your stay there. The husband definately has a problem with mood swings one moment he is as nice as can be and the next he is violently angry and complaining. They use abusive profanity in front of children. They threatened to spank my six year old granson. Come in and out of your cabins when you are not there. We had medication and keys come up missing. The owners threaten to add additional charges for getting dirt on there driveway and many other unreasonable things, I didn't know what to do, I had secured our cabins with my credit card. There is hardly any parking and what parking there is, is so tight that you can barely get out of your car. Our family of twelve will never stay there again, and since then have been told by others that they have stayed there and have had the same experience.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank grover9546
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Wyoming
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

We will never return to this motel and lodge, the owner was very rude the entire time of our stay. He threatened to "spank" my 6 year old nephew because of dirt on the asphalt. He was in our rooms when we were not preasent and things like medicine came up missing. I do not recommend this place if your looking to have an enjoyable vacation!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank DouglassWyoming
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Additional Information about Janssen's Lodestone Motel & Cabins

Property: Janssen's Lodestone Motel & Cabins
Address: 23884 Highway 385, Hill City, SD 57745-6517
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hill City
#5 Family Hotel in Hill City
Number of rooms: 155
Also Known As:
Janssen`s Lodestone Motel And Cabins
Janssen`s Lodestone Motel & Cabins Hotel Hill City

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